He Loveth the Stranger

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I HAD only landed in Palestine in the evening, and on the following morning, while it was yet early, I rose and went up to the housetop to be alone. Not so many miles away, I thought, was Joppa, where God spoke to Peter on just such a housetop, as He looked out upon the same wide sea. Would He speak to me this morning? I did not doubt it: for sorely did I, almost a stranger in a strange land, need to hear His voice. I was turning over the leaves of my Bible, when the word “stranger” caught my eye, and I read these words, “He loveth the stranger” (Deut. 10:1818He doth execute the judgment of the fatherless and widow, and loveth the stranger, in giving him food and raiment. (Deuteronomy 10:18)). This was all I wanted, another whisper to me of His tender love. If He thus loves the stranger, how much more does He love His own child!